Most of the trekkers/hikers have some questions regarding the Annapurna base camp trek cost in their mind before they plan or develop the idea regarding Annapurna base camp trek.
The Annapurna base camp trek cost hugely depends on the way you choose to trek. For example, how do you go Annapurna base camp trek? How many days do you want to trek for? ABC trek durations last for 12-14 days in Average. The shortest days you can do the trek are 7 days straight.
Another thing to Remember also depends on the transportations you choose, if you choose the Flights to Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu then you can save your days but increase the cost.
Choosing the trek operator matters the cost of the trek. Such operators like Local agency, Online booking mediators, the international travel agency may charge you different costs. Here you can see all of the cost options of Annapurna base camp trek.
How much does it cost for an Annapurna base camp trek ?
The cost of Annapurna base camp trek is around 750$ to 1300$ for the 11-13 days trek. But this is just an idea the cost depends on the service you take and the service providers you choose. Choosing the local service providers is always the best option for the trekkers because whatever you choose ultimately you will do the trek with the local agency. There are many booking sites Like Bookmundi, Tourradar, Bookatrekking which charge the cost like local agencies and they also take their 20% margin. As a result, the service standards become poor that is the reason choosing the local agency is always better for the trekkers. Now Let’s see some Annapurna base camp trek itinerary and their estimated cost.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days itinerary and the cost
The shortest Annapurna base camp trek which starts from ghandruk and ends at Ghandruk
First Day : Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 Meter
Second Day: Fly to Pokhara then to Chomrong 2300 Meter 6-7 Hours needed 3 Hours driving
Third Day: Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel 2920 Meter 7-8 Hours needed
Fourth Day: Himalaya Hotel to Machhapurche Base Camp 3800 Meter 5-6 Hours needed
Fifth Day: Machhapurche Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp 4130 Meter and back to Dovan 2600 Meter 8-9 Hours needed
Sixth Day: Dovan to Jhinu 1400 Meter 5-6 Hours needed
Seventh Day: Jhinu to Pokhara 800 Meter 6-7 Hours, then fly to Kathmandu
Cost with the Flight Options
With the round flight options the Annapurna base camp trek can be even done in just 7 days and it costs you around 690$ per person around. Heaving the Flight is time-saving and faster and saves your days. If the weather goes bad and you can not fly then you have to take the car to go Pokhara from Kathmandu for Annapurna trek.
Annapurna base camp trek with the Tourist Bus
The same trek can be done in 9-10 days including the arrival and Departure with the tourist bus transportations which cost you around 714$ per person. With this cost, the hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara are not included and you can choose by yourself. Travelling by the tourist bus is quite long and stressful because it takes 7-8 hours. With the tourist bus, you need 2 more days on your holidays which makes it 9 days total and on Day 10 you can depart.
By private car
Trekkers can choose the private car instead of the Tourist bus. Having a car is always beneficial for you because it is more reliable and comfortable. If you take the car then it costs you around 814$ for the trek including the car transportations. For the 7 days trek with the car, it takes 9 days too.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek with the Poon Hill itinerary and cost.
This is a normal and usual route for the trekkers. With this, the trekkers can see the stunning mountain range from Poon Hill and go to Even Annapurna base camp. This is a more time-consuming route but very worthy. The trek starts from Nayapool and ends at either Nayapool or Kande. The itinerary we have mentioned here ends at Jhinu.
Annapurna base camp trek with Poon Hill itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and trekking preparation
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 7-8 hours
Day 03: Pokhara to Ulleri 2070 M, 6-7 Hours
Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani 2875 M, 6-7 Hours
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani 2675 M, 7-8 Hours
Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong 2170 M, 6-7 Hours
Day 07: Chomrong to Himalaya 2900 M, 8-9 Hours
Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to Machapuchhare Base Camp 3800 M, 5-6 Hours
Day 09:Machapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna base camp 4130 M then to Bamboo 2600 M, 8-9 Hours
Day 10:Bamboo to Jhinu 1400 M, 5-6 Hours
Day 11: Jhinu to Pokhara
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 13: Your departure day
By using the Flights
If you use the flights Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu on the above itinerary that we mentioned above, it will reduce the 2 days. Flights are fast, convenient and reliable to travel from Kathmandu and Back to Kathmandu. With the flights you can go on a trek in the same days that you fly from Kathmandu. The cost will be around the 920$ without the Hotel Accomodation in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
By using the tourist Bus
Travelling with the tourist bus will cost you less but takes 2 more days.
Travelling with the bus may take time which will be harder for the trekkers. Around 8-9 hours bus journey is compulsory to reach Pokhara and to arrive Kathmandu. You need to stay 2 Nights in Pokhara after and before the trek and the trek cost you on the above itinerary is 750$.
By Using the car
Very few travellers choose a car to go to Pokhara and return from Pokhara. This will be similar like the tourist bus but more convenient and private. This will cost you around the 850$.